Antree Demakos (Legal Line), Alison Symington (PBSC) and Ian Levine (Legal Line)
Legal Line has been partnered with Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC), Ontario chapter since 1997. Thanks to the efforts of Dean Lorne Sossin of Osgoode Hall Law School, and Alison Symington the Program Manager of PBSC (University of Toronto Campus), Legal Line now works with PBSC chapters in all 23 law schools across Canada.
Legal Line’s volunteer Western University Law Student Irena Djukic wins the Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) 2021 Chief Justice Richard Wagner Award. This award recognizes PBSC’s outstanding student volunteers in each of the 23 law schools.
“I am incredibly grateful for my PBSC volunteer experience with the partner organization, Legal Line. An important step towards advancing access to justice starts with providing accessible legal information to the public. As a volunteer, I had the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to the development of public legal education resources. Thank you to both Pro Bono Students Canada and Legal Line for this opportunity!” (Irena Djukic)
Irene graduates with her JD at Western Law in a few months. Project Supervisor Angela Mallon nominated her for the award because of her tremendous effort reviewing and updating various Legal Line areas of law, her passion and dedication to the project, professional attitude, and excellent communication skills.
PBSC held its first ever National Volunteer Appreciation Event on March 26,2021 celebrating the dedication and achievements of PBSC volunteers and community partners.
10,000 law students enrolled in universities across Canada all have access to Legal Line as a learning resource. Those who are interested in Access to Justice have an opportunity to enhance their public legal education skills through Legal Line’s research and plain language training program.
Law students who work at their university walk-in legal clinic use Legal Line as a resource to help the members of their community. They also have Legal Line flyers and guides as a handy tool for distribution through their offices.
Date: July 17, 2018 at 12:20:03 PM EDT
Subject: PBSC partner / partenaire PBSC : Legal Line
To all 23 PBSC Chapters,
This message is to introduce our new student volunteers to Legal Line.
Legal Line (http://www.legalline.ca)
Legal Line provides legal information in various formats, including a webpage and telephone line. They also produce various brochures and publications in 24 languages. Legal Line has generously offered to send each PBSC chapter some of their print materials, which I encourage you share with your community, and distribute to your projects that could use them as reference documents.
Ian Levine from Legal Line is copied on this message. Please feel free to reach out to him directly when you want additional copies.
Thank you Ian and Legal Line.
We are delighted to continue working with you,
Alison Symington, LLB, LLM
Program Manager / Gestionnaire de programme
Pro Bono Students Canada / Réseau national d’étudiant(e)s pro bono
78 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5